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3-4 Cavalry, Blasting Away During the Tet Offensive

Army SPC Dwight Birdwell Via Cherokee Phoenix Bob,Remember the article I wrote a while back in SOF about Dwight Birdwell and his actions as a tank commander during the relief of Tans Nhut AB during TeT of ’68 wherein he was put in for the MOH by his commanding officer, …

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Barry Sadler Talks to Jimmy Dean: SOF and Sadler

Barry Sadler and SOF ABOVE VIDEO Jimmy Dean talks with Sgt Barry Sadler about his tour in Vietnam, and how he feels about the Draft Dodgers. Then Barry sings   SOF: Barry Sadler was an enlisted man and a Green Beret. He was a special forces medic while In Vietnam …

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Retaking the Koidu Diamond Fields From Executive Outcomes, Against All Odds.

Chapter 28 Retaking the Koidu Diamond Fields By Eeben Barlow  Anyone planning to fight a successful armed anti-government or terrorist campaign ought to know that one of the primary objectives (apart from causing mass enemy casualties and loss of materiel) is the denial of funds to the rebel or terrorist …

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Oklahoma City Bombing, 168 Killed

Timothy McVeigh at WacoMcVeigh was responsible for bombing the Oklahoma City building on April 19, 1995. On the morning of April 19, 1995, two men committed an unthinkable act of terror against their own country, detonating a bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. That bomb killed 168 people, including 19 …

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Marines Set A New Record By Harold Hutchison From the December 2012 issue of SOF SURPRISE FOR THE TALIBAN On 12 February, 2012, some Taliban insurgents had no idea that death was coming for them. But come it did, in the form of a record-setting shot by United States Marines. …

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Lt. Henry Harboard, ‘The Breaker’ Morant: the closing arguments, the request for pardon and the execution

Lieutenant Henry Harboard (Harry) ‘The Breaker’ Morant Australian War Memorial’s Side of the Story: Better known for the manner of his death before a firing squad than what he did in life, Harry Morant is believed to have been born on 9 December 1864 at Somerset in England. Much of …

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Operation Urgent Fury, the 1983 invasion of Grenada

Operation Urgent Fury, the 1983 invasion of Grenada, begins. A flight of #USArmy UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters depart from Point Salines Airfield after offloading troops. Introduction All photos are from Department of Defense files. At the end of the Vietnam War and the end of selective service, the United …

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